Medical Dictionary

tenofovir

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noun te·no·fo·vir \tə-ˌnō-fə-ˌvir\

Medical Definition of tenofovir

  1. :  a reverse transcriptase inhibitor C9H14N5O4P that is administered orally especially in the form of its fumarate C19H30N5O10P·C4H4O4 usually in conjunction with other antiretroviral drugs to treat hepatitis B and HIV infection The fumarate of tenofovir is commonly known as tenofovir disoproxil fumarate or tenofovir DF. Trademarks for preparations containing tenofovir include Atripla, Complera, Stribild, Truvada, and Viread.


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